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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
of a ta tae kwondo of instructor. he is free on bond. he's worked at the same redwood city academy for 12 years, investigators want to know if there are other possible victims out there. >> police trying to find a thief who stole a package from a door step of a house. z camera. police say there is no spike in cases of stolen packages. anyone with information that can help identify the man is asked to contact the alameda police department. >> a plan to build a hillside in contra costa county is developing into opposition. it would be built in subdivisions of san ramone. >> that is right. this is the alamo sem taerk it's 150 years old, and it's basically all booked up that. is why local developers say he wants to build a new one serving residents in this area for decades still to come. with existing cemeteries a local developer says the plan to build a large new resting place in this valley is the perfect placeway to address demands with supply. >> not enough space.&/oç people are dying. you have people guying in this area. where are you going put them? >> but this proposal to build a ceme
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Feb 8, 2013 4:30am PST
hundreds turned out at a prayer vigil at riverside city hall last night. his 27-year-old partner was wounded in the attack and is expected to survive. the names of the two officers have been kept a secret because authorities fear donor could go after their families next. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the manhunt. we will update you with new developments during the newscast. the latest breaking news is on twitter at abc7 news bay area and on the web site at abc7news.com. >> in the bay area we are on the storm watch this morning as snow falls in the higher elevation and bay area roads are slick and will probably stay that way through the commute. now to abc7 news reporter live with that story. >> the showers are spotty this morning. it is not raining here but the streets behind me showed it was raining moments ago. it comes and goes but the good soaking happened last night when the rain started. lock at this video last night from civilian and daly city area. good rain came down. it has been a while. so, some people had their umbrellas and paid attention and knew it
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 11:00am PST
for 1:00 o'clock this afternoon at the benicia city cemetery and it is open to the public. reporting live from benicia for abc7 news. >> new this morning, south san francisco police are looking for a man who assault add 19-year-old exchange student from japan near the bart station at 5:45 yesterday afternoon. the victim got east rain and grabbed on the arm by a man in his 30's. she break free and ran away. the victim was not hurt. the suspect is described as hispanic or asian at 5' 7" with medium build. >> the santa clara man under arrest for making threats against state senator yee will be in court for a hearing. the 45-year-old everett basham faces ten felony counts and two misdemeanors. he is accused of e-mailing a death threat to senator yee because of efforts to tighten gun control laws. authorities found three assault weapons and explosives during a search of his house last week. they say everett basham was building home-made bombs. >> the shooter whose caused a deadly scene on the las vegas strip are still loose. police are searching for the distinctive s.u.v. right now. katie
ABC
Feb 27, 2013 4:30am PST
the murders of two seasoned detectives. cornell bernard is live in santa cruz. >> the city is a city in mourning today following the death of two police officers killed in the line of duty. when they came to a home here on north branciforte avenue, a suspect opened fire on them. investigators are still combing every single inch of this crime scene looking for evidence. the police community continues to mourn their death a memorial has begun at police headquarters for detective sergeant baker and his colleague, detective his bet butler. the officers responded to a home and were met with gun officer. they were killed. a half hour later, the suspect was spotted and chased by police. >> a chase ensued. gunfire was exchanged between goulet and a team of sheriff deputies and santa cruz police officers. the suspect was killed at the scene. >> right now it is a time to connect and support one other and listening and talking trying to set a tone for the next few days and weeks. >> the police chaplains comforting the families who are grieving, schools were put on lockdown for a short
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 4:30am PST
's uncle into custody on a warrant. >> police are alerting residents of burglars with ten bay area cities hit by burglaries or home invasion robbers. yesterday an 86-year-old woman scared off a burglar who entered the home. someone rang the doorbell. she got there and no one was there but she heard a noise in the basement. >> she opened the door to the stairwell and the bug hard was standing at the top of the stairs and both were surprised she challenged him and asked what he was doing and he turned ran back down the steps and fled from the house. >> police say ringing the doorbell is part of a ruse, if they answer they offer garden services or a fake story. if no one answers they go to the back of the house and force the entry were the suspect in belmont is described as hispanic man in his 30's, stocky build, 5' 8". >> this morning, redwood city police are looking for other possible victims in the case of a martial arts instructor charged with child molestation on a nine-year-old boy. he worked at a martial arts academy for 12 years. they are looking for potential witnesses. he is free o
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
you e mails you care b the city being offered millions of dollars to change its name to sugar daddy.com usa that. is coming up here for you. >> martinez blees plees need help in finding a missing teenager.úhxf he left his house monday night and has not been heard from since saying he is considered at risk. he is six feet tall and anyone with information is urged to call the police department. livermore police arrested three minors for cyber bullying. she was arrested again last week for violations nearly three years for serving three years for having sex with two 14-year-old boys. they won't release names of the three minors arrested but dan noyes reported the daughter was one of the kids under investigation police say there is no evidence he instructed to harass a victim. muddy mess that came flowing into homes today. this is the damage, sending water p mud rushing into the sleets streets. homes along 15th avenue hit hard tonight homeowners wondering if a sewer line replacement could be to blame for this. heather, what a mess it s the city] saying that repair had nothing to do wi
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Feb 9, 2013 8:00am PST
cities are still delayed. oakland is saying flights are not affected so far because they fly to regional hubs. there were 4700 flight cancellations across the country. >> the grapevine is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. the link between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning but at midnight the chp was still escorting drivers. >>> the statewide manhunt for a cop killer who is a former police officer himself. former lapd officer is still on the run. david wright is there. >> surveillance cameras captured images of christopher dorner but the trouble is they were taken two weeks ago not far from where monica kwan and her fiance why murdered. the last pictures he was taken of dorner before he disappeared. signs like these armed and dangerous are on every freeway but so far no one has spotted him. near blizzard rd conditions near big bear lake haven't helped. no eye in the sky and the helicopters can't fly. on the ground not much better. >> we're going to continue to search until we discover he left the mountain or we find h
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
-old janell conway allen, being held at 1:00 o'clock today, at the benicia city cemetery. the 7th grader was missing for a day before her body was found in court. the accused killer did not enter a plea when he was in court but now he is charged with murder and they added kidnapping, rape, and lewd acts on a child. because of the special circumstances he could be sentenced to death if he is convicted. he is due in court at 8:30 this morning and is being held in jail without bail. >> thank you very much. new this morning the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case is facing attempted murder charges of his own. we could find out today if oscar pistorius is granted bail. katie marzullo has the latest from the newsroom. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution. >> no, bombshell and a real blow to the case and also happening right now, cnn is reporting there was a threat in the courtroom and the judge cleared the courtroom because of that but moments later everyone was blot back in and the judge, oscar pistorius, with no mention of the threat. on we go with the defense attorneys
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
police handled the crowds. this sunday could be more dramatic. even those not watching in the city limits police urge everyone to enjoy super bowl sunday safely. >> the message we have is if you are celebrating or consume alcohol, do it in a way that does not require you to drive. plan ahead. celebrate at home. get a cab. do not drink and drive. >> as we look ahead to another hopeful world championship in the same year the celebrations after the giants' world series win in october were violent, destructive with law enforcement hoping if they win the super bowl it does not come to that, the the destructive people do not ruin for others. >> officials are cracking down on counterfeit sports apparel, with phony gear at the to which the list. authorities have seized $300,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise in the bay area part of a nation-wide effort called "operation red zone," with federal agents confiscating $13 million in counterfeit goods since september. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo will have more on the crackdown from new orleans. >> the 49ers are facing another issue surro
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
article about officer who's serve in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> stay with abc 7 news for any breaking developments in this story. >> you can also follow us on twitter and we're updating breaking news on abc 7 news.com. you can get updates on the smart phone by down loading and opting for a push notification. >> vallejo police looking for two men who shot a family of three inside of their home this morning. police say the men were wearing hoods when kicking in the front door of a house on mcdougle street around 3:00 a.m. a brother, sister and mother were shot. after waking up to find the men inside of the home. police dmot have a detailted suspect description at this point. >> not sure why they were targeted but at this point we're treating it as a random attack. >> they don't look like rich people or people that would have a lot of money. they could have chose any house. i don't understand. >> the brother sister and mother were all taken to the hospital. they're all recovering. >> the san jose mother m
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
-recent numbers for cancellations are that there are 60 total today here at sfo. 40 departures. major cities are boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> this is people on the east coast. >> airlines saw it coming and began notifying people yesterday. united set up an area just for rebooking. these tourists are disappointed their four days have been cut in half. they're rerouted to dallas, then, on to washington, d.c.. >> maybe there is no attempt to go sight seeing. maybe. >> do you have a place to stay? just the airport? >> airport. >> these players are trying to get to new york for a match. >> they're not giving us information about what is going on. >> did they reroute you?. >> not yet. >> what did they say to do? >> hold tight. >> this seasoned traveler is betting on getting out tomorrow afternoon to jfk. he's sticking around the airport this afternoon to check in. >> the plane i'm taking has a unique seating chart there. is a seat i know goes all the way back. >> a lot of it depends on how long it takes this weather system to move through cities and how severe weather is. how long
ABC
Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> here in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in manhattan then is less than a foot but in massachusetts, rhode island and maine they are still expecting up to another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to now warning, new jersey through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of amer
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
to the flat section, no brake lights and remark is moving nicely to foster city and a nice commute at 15 minute drive. c.h.p. updating the location of this accident westbound 580 before north flynn and car blew a tire and hit the embankment and hit the shoulder. we have a muni delay with the powell/mason shuttle now a bus. >> drivers, you need to know your options as the clock counts down to total elimination of the toll takers on the golden gate bridge with a news conference to send out a big warning. cornell bernard is live at the bridge. cornell? >> imagine the golden gate bridge without any toll takers. in a month they will be gone, all electronic tolling is here. starting this morning the bridge district will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns aimed at the 30 percent of drivers who still pay with cash. there will be hand outs, signs, and information onlynn -- online. you can sign unfor fast cash or register the license plate with a credit card and pay as you go or pay one time online. cash payments are set up as gas stations if tourists and if that does not work you can
ABC
Feb 27, 2013 5:00am PST
and the water department has brought out water bags to try and help if the water is still the problem. the city attorney is sending a claims representative out here to take claims from the people, the city says it will be taking care of all of the people impacted by the mess. the water department is now trying to figure out how to get all of this cleaned up and how to get it all repaired. reporting live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> glad to hear it is not raw sewage. that is better news this morning. >> time for a check on the forecast. >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd, everyone. here is a look at the dry sky sitting over the top of us for the morning commute and for the afternoon and evening commute, too. no rain this forecast cycle today. the coolest weather is petaluma at 42, fairfield at 31 and 34 in pleasanton and 35 in santa clara and union city and saratoga at 39, and you can see the mid-40's around the financial district and san leandro. in the afternoon we have more cloud cover than yesterday, just a few degrees off the high and low-to-upper 60's around the bay and mid-to-u
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
-50's and we will see clouds and 47 at 7:00. sue? >> we will go back to redwood city with the app and show you seaport boulevard visible from 101 because of an overnight fatal accident that c.h.p. has again issued a sig-alert and they are asking you avoid the area, the redwood city area, the investigation is ongoing and it is a very handy app and free at the apple app and google play and you can navigate the commute. in san jose, an injury accident, a car ran the intersection and hit the bus and minor injuries involved and that person, one person, has been transported so they are in the clearing phases of this capital expressway. san jose with a live look the headlights neighboring -- snaking 280 northbound. >> a ferry has become too popular forcing the transit agency and the 6:00 a.m. ferry for san francisco left the larkspur terminal and it is a great way to get to work, very civilized, relaxing, hop on the ferry a quick trip to san francisco, no traffic, no worries, that is the good news. more than a few commuters have figured it out and it is causing problems. larkspur golden
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Feb 25, 2013 6:00am PST
is asking permission to build a new office next to the current headquarters and face book is asking the city permission to remove 175 trees. in return facebook will pay menlo park $4.5 million for affordable housing on top of the property taxes facebook pays. >> now, to hollywood, and the academy awards. celebrities hit the red carpet for the biggest night and as always, there were surprises and interesting moments. >> good morning, kristen. we are in front of the theater on hollywood boulevard where they are busy cleaning up, stripping away all the red carpet. thought one movie cleaned up but "argo" won best picture. >> there was little surprise that it took the top prize. the film's director humbled. >> never thought i would be back here. and i am because of so many of you who are here tonight. >> hosted by seth mcfarlane it was pat satire, silly, and song and dance. ♪ just way you look tonight >> daniel day-lewis portrayal of abraham lincoln earned his third best. >> three years ago before we decided to do a straight swap, i actually had been committed to play margaret thatcher. >> best
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
it shows traffic just as bad as that in los angeles there. is only one other city where drivers have it worse than we do. >> yes. cornell bernard hashs@u story. >> we do have the worst commute, yes. >> mike knows it. bay area traffic can be brutal. even on a motorcycle. >> we went to new york to mabt manhattan. it's easier to drive in manhattan than in berkeley. >> a study confirms bay area drivers spend way too much times in cars commuting through epic traffic. >> you just have to take it into account anymore. when you're commuting you have to check traffic. >> after washington, d.c., bay area is now tied for second with l.a.. the worse commute in the nation that. means a lot of time sitting in traffic, last year alone, 61 hours were spent behind the wheel costing drivers more than 1200s ndz wasted time and gas. jamie wishes she can be productive when she's stuck in traffic. >> yes. just sitting in the car an hour and a half each way is time wasted maybe i'll listen to a book but most of the time, just listen together news. >> transportation bosses don't see it getting better soon b
ABC
Feb 9, 2013 6:00am PST
in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in man hitten we have less than a foot, but in massachusetts, rhode island and in maine they are still expecting another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to newark through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. >>> the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of america branch in oakland, it mi
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00am PST
girl might have gone through. >> city police say the girl in her early teens was reported missing yesterday evening around 5:30. around five hours later her naked body was discovered at allen whit park. police around sure how she died because there are no wounds. she lived there but attended school in fairfield. the girl's guardian reported her missing. >> she'd last seen in the morning getting on the bus to return to school. normally she was returned about 5:30 but she didn't so that's when they worried. >> this man said he saw something strange when he drove around the park around 5:00 amidon. >> i seen a car parked in the parking lot facing our direction and there was a large man standing in front of it just standing there. and it just looked odd to me. >> police say there are two surveillance cameras on both ends of this park and what those cameras captured could solve this case. reporting in allen whit park in fairfield, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. >>> 49er fans are preparing for tomorrow's super bowl between the nonexperts ravens, and the city is preparing too. with the new s
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Feb 28, 2013 5:00am PST
news. >> oakland mayor is focused on adding 200 new police officers to help the city combat crime. last night the mayor made the state at the city address and say they are targeting the most violent people in the city, more civilians will take police reports so officers can spend more time fighting crime and she says the newest most diverse police academy is ready and if training. >> it means for 200 more officers, $73 million for the budget. what does that noon? >> it will take something big, probably a tax measure, that is the kind of thing we need to talk about. >> she did not talk about how much taxpayers' money or how much taxpayers will have to shell out for more police officers. public safety is 50 percent of the city's budget and the mayor says residents are going to have to make some tough decisions. >> inspectors will be out assessing damage to a san francisco neighborhood caused by massive water main break. you first saw it here yesterday on abc7 news with massive water and mud swallowing cars and homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole rig
ABC
Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
. live in fairfield tonight, lisa amin gulezian. abc7 news. >> ama: the city of oakland and the organizer of the popular arts festival will meet to discuss safety measures after a shooting killed one person. three more were injured at the first friday celebration on telegraph avenue. an 18-year-old was killed. a 17-year-old boy and two women are expected to survive. more than ten thousand people attended the event celebrating local artists. >>> we're just hours away from super bowl xlvii, and the excitement is brewing, both here and in new orleans. we have team coverage tonight. mike shumann is live in new orleans but we begin here in san francisco with abc7 news reporter john alston. >> we're here in one of the areas police are expecting crowds in addition to the mission, as welling a north beach. the plan is when the fans compiling out of bars, the federal people they see are the police. this is what happened last year after the world series. the next test for san francisco police will come tomorrow. the department will have more than 100 extra officers on duty. the chief is reminding p
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Feb 3, 2013 2:00am PST
, lisa amin gulezian. abc7 news. >> ama: the city of oakland and the organizer of the popular arts festival will meet to discuss safety measures after a shooting killed one person. three more were injured at the first friday celebration on telegraph avenue. an 18-year-old was killed. a 17-year-old boy and two women are expected to survive. more than ten thousand people attended the event celebrating local artists. >>> we're just hours away from super bowl xlvii, and the excitement is brewing, both here and in new orleans. we have team coverage tonight. mike shumann is live in new orleans but we begin here in san francisco with abc7 news reporter john alston. >> we're here in one of the areas police are expecting crowds in addition to the mission, as welling a north beach. the plan is when the fans compiling out of bars, the federal people they see are the police. this is what happened last year after the world series. the next test for san francisco police will come tomorrow. the department will have more than 100 extra officers on duty. the chief is reminding partiers there well b
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
no chase but to retire after years of being the victim of discrimination by city officials. he made charges public node a city hearing. abc 7 news has this exclusive report. >> for at least the past tle years the city of san francisco has engaged in a blatanttcst ongoing pattern and practice of discrime nation he mince nod words when telling the i that the city repeatedly violated rights and he said was a sad irony. until he retired stein was program administrate of the mayor office on disability. a job he held for 10 years. >> and and that disability access over for decades. >> it could happen. >> the mayor saw disability is located in the war memorial building. stein says he got seriously longrfmrñ hallway was painted. >> what i have is something called linitis. my signises get swollen. i get bad headaches with every new exposure i get sick harder and sick longer. >> stein told the hearing building management refused to make accommodations like giving advanced nlts of future paint jobs or using paint with lower grade chemicals. after he filed a complaint he says the city attorney agrowe
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
pipe in san francisco. about ten miles of them get replaced every year. >> redwood city police are asking for the public's health in catching a home invasion suspect. the 21-year-old martinez helped problem a 79-year-old woman at gunpoint february 7th. investigators say two men and a teen girl entered her home on 10th avenue and ransacked the house, locked the woman in a bed real but she was able to call police and they caught a suspect as he tried to get away and they are still looking away for the teen and martinez. >> a convicted sex offender wanted in texas is under arrest in san francisco for assault on a woman on saturday. the 57-year-old was arrested on sunday on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and failing to register as a sex offender. police say he attack add woman in a stairway in cathedral hill neighborhood. evidence provided by the victim led to the arrest. >> alameda police hope someone will recognize a man suspected of stealing packages from homes. police released this surveillance video showing a man walking away from the front doorstep of a home
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Feb 26, 2013 11:00am PST
in the city on the eighth anniversary of the death of 29-year-old who was slot and killed in the 100 block of velmar terrace of 2005 in february in a packed car. he was married with two children and worked as an engineer as nasa's research center in mountain view. investigators are encouraging witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. lag on to our website at abc7.com and look under "see it on tv." a poll found growing support for gun control among california voters, especially among women. a field poll released find 61 percent of state voters think it is more important to control firearms than to protect the right of gun owners. it is the biggest margin since the question was first asked in 1999. a majority of those in california oppose letting teachers carry concealed weapons in schools. female voters favoring taxing ammunition, outlawing large capacity clips, and banning rifles with detachable magazines. >> residents of san francisco's sunset district listened a short time ago who will be their new voice at city city hall. katie tang has been appointed to
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
for road work. rain at the san mateo bridge with roads wet from hayward to foster city. we will keep following it. >> the search growing for for a follower lapd cop wanted for killing three people. and there is an interest in celebrities? authorities do not know where he is or what he will do but schools and ski resorts are re-opening in san bernardino but they are on high alert. his burned out truck was found there but he could be hours away by now. in his manifesto where he declares war on the lapd he rambles of famous people. donor wrote messages to tebow, and charlie sheen and tv chef and tony women he calls the most beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us fo
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00am PST
out each day for the 7:50 and 8:20 runs to the city carrying 5,300 passenger as day but parking is limited to only 1,800 spaces and they sell out fast. the parking is free but the district could consider charging to park using the fees to build a parking structure or parking deal with businesses. the district also floating the idea of adding another boat during high commuter times. it is positive dilemma but the bridge district says it needs to do something and fast. a decision could be made here in the next couple of months. we are live in larkspur this morning for abc7. >> supporters of an effort to rename san francisco international airport in honor of harvey milk will hold a rally at city hall. last month, san francisco supervisor introduced legislation to rename the airport harvey milk san francisco international. he was california's first openly gay elected official. he was assassinated along with mayor moscone in 1978. organizers say the rally is to urge the other supervisors who support the legislation. voter could decide on the name change in november. >> a top boeing o
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Feb 25, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> the chancellor at san francisco city college is meeting in response to a protest over the we budget crisis. student protesters got the meeting they wanted after a demonstration and campus rally demanding the board of trustees reverse cuts to classes and teachers and get a loan to avoid more cuts. city college is rushing to meet a march 15 deadline to keep accreditation but it must show they can take control of the budget to avoid being shut down. >> clean up is underway in hollywood after a balanced night at oscars, no major sweeps by any particular movie. and "argo" took best film and "life of pie" took four, and best actress to jennifer lawrence for silver linings playbook and best supporting actor for "jango" and anne hathaway won for les miserables. >> and affleck beat out spielberg? >> he was justifiably excite. >> he was excited. >> is there excite in in the weather? >> there is going to be something out there to get excited about. we are in a quiet pattern as we have for the year. now, outside, you can see visibility this morning is pretty quiet. we have four miles at half moon bay
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
and one person taken to the hospital. again final clearing stages. a new accident in daly city north skyline boulevard the on-ramp could be shut down to north 101 to get emergency crews and back to the ways app we had a sig-alert but that is lifted and the backup remains southbound 680 to pleasanton and 84 back to livermore so, still, a slow-go area. a san jose man accused of a terror plot to blow up an oakland bank will appear in court. the 28-year-old defendant is a taliban sympathizer who planned to destroy the bank of america on friday. he was arrested after trying to activate a car bomb parked in front of the bank. an underdiscover f.b.i. agent designed something that looked like a bomb but was harmless. civil rights advocates question whether he was capable of carrying out the plot with a documented mental illness. >> we will shift gears from land to sea, ahead the new location where coffee lovers can get a java jolt. >> he calls it a childish spectacle turning down an in >> fremont, palo alto, north bay and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we are back and looking at the
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
involving a bus and a pedestrian. a 72-year-old died after being struck on saturday afternoon in daly city in the crosswalk when the back end of the bus hit her. the driver has taken standard alcohol tests and drug tests and is on leave during the investigation. >> in mill valley a search is underway for two man who shot at a security guard after stealing beer from a grocery store yesterday morning at 3:00 a.m. the thieves fired four or five shots at the guard and got away in a gold minivan with license plate on your screen, 4dwzy. >> two san francisco police officers are recovering from injuries they suffered trying to break up a number of fights in north beach. it happened yesterday morning on broadway suffering minor injuries and treated at a local hospital. two people have been arrested for assaulting the officers. >> a group of nudists face charges after revealing protests in the castro district and a few dozen protested the law at castro and market yesterday and targeted supervisor the scott who wrote the antinudity law and represents the castro of city hall. ed nudist feels this vio
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
in for that. >> bay area cities home to some of the top incomer autos the luxury car that went up in flames. parked in one of the bay area's high performance auto parts store. >> i'm sandhya patel. we have a warming trend sure to give you spring fever. wait until you hear details coming up. >> michael finney looks at what women really want for valentine's day and role coupons play in getting one item on their wish list. stay w >>> sky 7 shows you what happened when a mercedes-benz burs into the flames about two hours ago in hayward. nobody was hurt. the car went up in flames parked outside of a specialty auto parts store. the fire department had to call in a special unit spraying foam to put it out. >> intart closer to implementing a year old law that left it been some passengers letting the agency seek prohibition offers against people, orders rather against people who do things like urinate in public skroi bart property. they can be banned from stations from 30 days to a year. the law passed in 2011 but has been on hold until bart set up appeal pros ses. >> we do have trouble with people
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
and children is the focus of an international movement called "a billion rising "the city of san francisco is responding to this action showing support yesterday. >> a song and dance is one of san francisco city hall is more than a good time at city hall. >> this is a gathering of a billion women and men and all those who love women to strike, dance and demand an end to domestic violence or all forms of violence against women and girls. >> it is "a billion rising" a global day of action. a woman has experienced the violence. >> i was in high school i was raped and i felt like i had nowhere to go and no one to speak for me. so this is exciting. we have made progress. >> progress through a pledge led by the mayor. >> i am one of one of the one billion rising. >> i will make violence against women and girls a priority of our time. >> also making it a priority is the sheriff who pleaded guilty in a domestic violence case. he and his wife helped bring the movement to the jail, dancing with inmates. >> i said it is important to take responsibility. i said that it is important to understand what
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Feb 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
, and the parade is in full swing, and i'll have full details on all the cities -- festivities right after the break. >> dozen of people injured in a frightening crash at a nascar race and the possible effect on tomorrow's daytona 500. >> hi there, i'm leigh glaser. we had cool temperatures today. tomorrow we'll start to warm up a >> ama: happening now. the san francisco chinese new year parade is underway ask the streets are packed. sergio quintana is live. reporter: the parade is in full swing. you can see right there this is the line of people along market street, watching the parade just beyond. that line of people right there is five people deep. there are even some people on their toes trying to get a look. no traditional chinese dragon was among the first to take to the streets at the head of the parade. we just wrapped up the year of the tagon, this parade celebrates the kickoff of the year of the snake. dance troops, marching bands and floats, among the 100 different participants, making it one of the biggest of its kind. people come from around the world to watch the event. i tal
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
at 4:00 and 5:00, a massive fire which continues to burn at an upcame shopping center in kansas city, missouri. >> carolyn: you can see much of the building has been reduced to rubble. at least seven injuries have been reported. five of them critical. there are three people unaccounted for tonight. police say it appears a car crashed into a gas main sparking this inferno. there are reports that the impact of the blast was felt blocks away. >> larry: the building you see burning is called the country club plaza with shops, restaurants and apartments and cleanup will continue for hours if not days. >> carolyn: the city of hayward is moving to shut down internet cafe that let people win cash prizes. nick smith is live in any hai ward. >> reporter: good evening. most recent move to stop internet gambling will happen in about an hour city hall behind me. he said he did everything right when he applied for the permits and those looking to shut him down, he is not afraid to fight city hall. >> this is legitimate business. we use legitimate software and we are not breaking any laws. >> ron d
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
city. several people are missing after a dinner blast in an entertainment district flattening a restaurant. 14 were hurt, several critically. we will have an update in 30 minutes. >> golden gate bridge officials will launch a new campaign to make sure commuters know that toll takers are eliminated. it will happen weeks from now. cornell bernard joins us live with what you need to know to be ready for the change. cornell? >> the countdown is on. in a month toll takers will be gone and all electronic tolling will be here at the golden gate bridge and starting this morning, the bridge will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns to answer questions and clear up confusion aimed at 30 james of drivers who still pay tolls with cash. there will be hand outs and signs and information online explaining how to pay the tolls. there are three options. sign up for fast track account and get $1 discount on each toll. pay by plate, register the license plate with a bridge using a credit card and pay as you go or make a one time payment online. payment locations are set up at some gas
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> if you have information call the police. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree
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Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
teenagers have been rushed to san jose hospital. this was last night after large suv rolled in the city's neighborhood. they report three of the teenagers had significant injuries. they crashed on martin avenue shortly after 10:00. no other vehicles were involved. rescuers say there were no signs of alcohol being involved but obvious signs that the suv was speeding. >>> a santa clara man accused of threatening a state senator is charged with ten felonies. everett beshon did not enter a plea yesterday. he is accused of emailing a death threat to state senator leland yee because of his effort to tighten gun control laws. they searched the house for the fourth straight day but they found multiple weapons. they have already seized those. he will be back in court next beak. >>> coming up next, big trouble for a once promising political career. lavish items jesse jackson, jr. he and his wife admits he bought with campaign funds. and piece of military machinery that we are used >> katie: oscar pistorius is said to be on suicide watch for the model of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. they are ga
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
coming up at 6:00 in union city, abc news. >> san jose may become the largest city in the country to groups joined near a city ú facility to lobby tody hoping to encourage a switch to alternative food packaging. the association says the ban would harm small businesses in the city, and says food packaging accounts for less than 1% of waste inland fills. san jose is set to vote on tuesday. >> demonstrators are getting what they want. >> the students will sit down over severe cuts facing this troubled school. abc 7 news reports. >> a small group camped overnight demanding to speak with the chancellor, police were standing by but took no action. >> everything has been civil. we've respected this face, they've -- the police respected us. >> protestors complained there has been a lack of communication between students and administration. a rally echoed fears with an effort to fend off possible closure of the school because of declining enrollment. >> this morning came word the chancellor will meet with students mob. >> it feels good for us to have community support and support from oth
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am PST
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
of the robberies in the city are now cell phones. today the supervisor scott weiner held a hearing to get an update on what is being done to prevent the crime. >> we can't expect people not to carry phones around with them that. is reality of modern life wex need to be careful and need to make sure we're aggressively going after criminals. >> the district attorney says it's persuing nearly 400 cell phone crime cases and in talk was the industry on how to make their products less valuable to thieves. >> whether or not it can't be used, whether or not.cqi it's more easily tracked there many different areas we can possibly work to make this a less attractive option. >> cell phones aren't just being grabbed from people on the streets. nearly 400 passengers reported cell phone thefts last year. that is why they rolled out a public awareness campaign and have fare inspectors give a heads up to the clueless. >> just walking down the street. someone asked do you have the time. someone came and grabbed the cell phone. >> heads up in san francisco abc 7 news.o7j >> yes.imñvl&h let's pay attention to weather
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am PST
♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we have break news from oakland. there is an amber alert for a chevrolet pickup truck, gray, 7n79574 license plate. missing child is 18-month-old girl. she is believed to have been taken by her father. police are looking for a gray pickup truck. >> a new report questions whether millions of your tax dollars are wasted on bomb sniffing dogs that cannot find bombs. according to a government accountability office report the cost of keeping the dogs on the government payroll has almost doubled in the past two years, from $52 million to $100 million. the report finds some of the dogs are not getting the required monthly training and that the t.s.a. national k anyone program is in need of fixing. a full report is coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00. >> nasa aimed research center is holding a ceremony today to remember the astronauts killed in the columbia shut disas test the ten years ago today it returned home from a 16 day science m
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Feb 3, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> there's a proposal to replace san francisco's entire network of parking meters by next fall. the city has about 23,000 older meters that accept only coins and muni payment cards. those, plus the newer sf park technology meters, would all be replaced with brand new equipment. the coin meters are about 8 years old. the newer ones four years old. city managers say they are supposed to be replaced every seven years. >>> the city of oakland is cutting parking rates just in time for the chinese new year. parking garages, for instance, will charge just two dollars to park monday through friday. the rate reduction is part of a pilot program to bring more business to the city's chinatown district. >>> coming up next, a controversial photo, as president obama prepares to start his campaign for new gun control measures. and a new dramatic beach rescue in the north bay. and the good samaritans who ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00am PST
to his stop-and-frisk tactics used in those cities, saying the practice leads to racial profiling do they they have decided to keep him out of the spotlight. today's meeting take place in the performing arts center at holy name university from 3:00 to 5:00 this afternoon. >>> also new this morning fremont residents may see or hear helicopters around auto mall park parkway this afternoon at emergency crews get trained for a natural disaster. fire and police and hundreds of military personnel will be involved. it's a six hour drill called operation rolling chaos. it will be held at unitech education in fremont from 8:00 this morning to 2:00 this morning. the simulation involves a dozen cars, buses, ambulances and three helicopters. nearly 500 military personnel will practice coordinating rescues with police and fire departments in a simulated flood scenario. >>> coming up, back to court. we will tell you why former giants slugger barry bonds will be back in federal court this week. and after months of problems, the boeing dreamliner is put to >> home run king barry bonds returns to fed
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00am PST
parents. >> san mateo homeowner who claim as legal battle with the city is preventing him from living in his home will be in court today to fight an injunction. he told abc7 last month that he was spending nights in a tent in the front yard because the city red tagged his house and the city attorney said they have tried to work with the homeowner on the remodels for 10 years saying the house dangerous and lacks working humming and heating. the city wants to legally force the man to clean up or abandon the house. >> this morning officials at uc berkeley and fire investigators are look into why a transformer exploded in a vault and echoed across campus. no one was hurt and a small fire was quickly put out. >> on this valentine's day, same-sex couples will meet at san francisco city hall to apply for marriage licenses. there was a sit in last year as they were turned down. the sheriff deputies detained but released eight people who refused to leave the county clerk's office. supporters say this annual demonstration has never been more important as the u.s. supreme court prepares to hear
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
a rally is planned at city college of san francisco and members of the save city college of san francisco coalition want the board of trustees to reverse cuts to class and services, staff and faculty saying the board refused to include them in discussions on the accreditation and budget crisis that the school has been undergoing since last few. >> also in san francisco today a board supervisors committee is set to consider two gun control measures proposed by the mayor and supervisor. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that a measure would require ammunition dealers to contact the chief of police when anyone in san francisco buys more than 500 rounds in a single transaction and the other proposal makes it a crime to sell ammunition designated only for law enforcement or military agencies. >> the white house has released first lady michelle obama's official portrait. that is next. >> california said yes to governor brown's tax hike initiative and now the impact it has on his popularity across the state. >> live picture from outside, walnut creek with traffic moving fine. it looks clear
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
seeing them run this morning. the city is just stream lining public transportation. they want people to have an easy, safe and happy celebration. a hopeful win, a hopeful look forward to a parade here in our fair city. reporting live in san francisco, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> thank you, kira. we do indeed hope there is something to celebrate. you can see lots of red and gold in the streets of new orleans as the 49er faithful make their way to the superdome. that's where abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is joining us live. katie, i know you have run into scores of niner fans there in the big easy. >> they are everywhere, carolyn. i know you are one of them and i have a surprise for you as promised. i got you that 49er t-shirt. actually looks a lot-like this. it might be this one exactly. i might have to go back outism took it because i liked it so much. you have great taste. this is popular among the leads. a lot of people wearing it. also hats, jerseys, beads, t-shirts, every manner of 49er fan is showing share colors in new orleans just in time for the big game. ♪ >> in new or
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Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
at mission statement as they were going on. they were joined by sheriff deputies. they made 25 city wide for public drunkenness. there was also an incident of someone starting a fire at 16th and mission streets. officers quickly detained that person. and then police say there were situations of people throwing bottles at officers. sfpd quickly put a stop to that. >> we worked with the other city agent agencies and we are glad we were able to put our plan into place and make sure public safety is number one. unfortunately we did lose tonight and we want our fans to know that we are world class people with world class fans, and we want to show the world that we care about our city. >> the preliminary number is 25 arrests. they should be able to released the final numbers tomorrow or the day after. live in san francisco, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thank you, lilian so much. and sky 7hd has been checking out the scenes across san francisco tonight. right now looking above the mission. >> we have been flying all over the city since the game ended just making sure we had our eye on any trouble
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
, i hope you don't mind i sat down. i don't mean i am tired, everyone is tired, but the city, new orleans, feels like it got the wind kicked out of it if you are a 49er fan. we are at the cafe, the coffee is a necessity so that needed to happen. the bengneits look delicious but there is no joy. fans last night at the superdome having a good time, super decked out for the game, with so much hope going into the game and so much love and support for the 49ers. it was a great game and that is the sentiment from fans we talked with. >> it was a good game. it started off rough and they started to catch up and it was so close. >> did you thing they had it in. >> yes, i think they did. we thought they did. >> did they blow it? >> no. >> the superdome blew a fuse, so to speak and they say it was something to do with the system that caused the power outage but the lights are on here at the cafe and there are raven fans. i talked with them. they admit it was a great game and the 49ers made them very nervous but they are deleader rouse because they have not gone home yet this morning. live in
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